Metro Center, Gallery Place Stations Reopen After Trash Fire

Wednesday, Sep 15, 2010  |  Updated 10:54 AM EDT
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Metro Center, Gallery Place Stations Reopen After Trash Fire

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Two Metro stations have reopened after reports of smoke shut them down earlier this morning.

Both the Metro Center and Gallery Place-Chinatown stations reopened around 10:35 a.m., said WMATA.  

The stations had temporarily closed around 10 a.m. due to a report of smoke between the stations.

DC Fire and EMS said the smoke was a result of a trash fire in a track bed area along the Red Line. WMATA identified it as smoking debris in a vent shaft.

Officials said the fire is out and no injuries were reported.

Only the Red Line was affected. Customers were still permitted to exti Yellow and Green Line trains at the affected stations.

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